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Isla Cuale

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Puerto Vallarta Adventure Tour: Ziplining, Rappelling and Tequila Tasting
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Island on the River Cuale overlooked by Gringo Gulch.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“swinging bridge” (15 reviews)
“cultural center” (11 reviews)
“flea market” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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11 - 20 of 227 reviews

Reviewed 24 May 2017

I found the Isla to be just a little different from the rest of Vallarta with some items in the shops that may be less common elsewhere. The wood bridges are interesting and can take a little getting used to.

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 20 May 2017

A tourist trap,mostly shops and very over price items,your will get a better prices in town,I was not impress .

1  Thank josemonterr
Reviewed 9 May 2017

If you want to get away from the hot rays of the sun then walking on Isla Cuale is the place. From the sea side, you will encounter a tequila distillery where Juan and his colleagues will explain the process and even let you taste...More

1  Thank Jean F
Reviewed 7 May 2017

If you are looking for souvenirs this is a great place to find them. It is fun to walk the island. There are local vendors everywhere. Plus if you look in the trees you may see and iguana

Thank Dru W
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I've written about this overlooked icon of Puerto Vallarta before... but I should have mentioned the Centro Cultural Cuale, an important spot toward the eastern end of the island, dedicated to recreational, artistic & educational events, plus workshops & classes.... As an example, I'm posting...More

2  Thank Michael F
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The Isla Cuale is best known for it's Riverside Shopping Experience, and can be reached by either the Malecon entrance (bridge at Oscar's) or either of the Route 200 bridges (one runs traffic North and the other runs traffic South) and pedestrians can cross either....More

6  Thank Paulshappy
Reviewed 29 April 2017

A large number of unique and interesting Mexican wares available from the perhaps 25 vendors on Isla Quale. A pleasure to walk the length of the small island in the Rio Quale. Some oddities, however, there seems to be several abandoned structures on the island,...More

Thank Jim_B_60657
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our stop in Puerto Vallarta. Lots of stores and goods to buy and barter. Make sure yiu go all the way to the end you will see the steps to Elizabeth Taylors house and her house. There are...More

Thank debbie w
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We had so much fun walking through Isla Cuale and looking at the different souvenirs. Most vendors had the same items, but it was fun walking around them all and seeing what the best deal is. At first, we thought a different area closer to...More

Thank stepht90
Reviewed 21 April 2017

It's a very special place to be and walk around, lots of locals selling silver, arts and crafts, traditional snacks and you'll take good photos there too.... Go you'll enjoy it !! Safe and clean.

Thank Luckyrunner67
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29 September 2017|
Response from Michael F | Reviewed this property |
Well there two other "real" bridges other than the one at the Malecon. The first is the north/south street "Emiliano Zapata" and the other is the north/south street "Insurgentes". Or, you could ask any one for directions... More
28 September 2017|
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Response from Wong_Family_5 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but it's not that amazing. As others have said hard to miss on the north side, spanning above maybe 15 ft. No biggie.
Lynz D
13 March 2017|
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Response from 3stars1wish | Reviewed this property |
Walk to the end of the Malecon going south. There will be a walkway over the river. Under this there are markets. The Isla cuale can be reached this way. I can see that other readers have already answered this question... More